We are celebrating Labor Day in the United States. It’s a time to honor our labor and our laborers.
Khalil Gibran said, “Work is love made visible.” I’ve always believed that. But unfortunately, even though I loved and respected work, I didn’t always love and respect the workers. My biggest mistake was thinking that getting the work done was more important than the people.
An Australian businessman I know turned a failing business into a huge success after he was given the advice to treat his employees like brothers and sisters. His surprising achievement did not come from an infusion of capital. It came from an infusion of respect.
If you want your work to command respect, remember this – No matter what you accomplish, after the work is done, no one remembers how hard you worked. What they remember is how you treated them.
Upcoming speaking engagements: New York, New Jersey, Ocean City, Maryland, Arkansas and California. – Shar McBee